Chicago Cubs: From cancer to a new baby, then back to the Cubs

Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport /
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(Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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My radiation treatments were literally five minutes up the road. We at one point were trying to figure how to make the drive work to Chattanooga–with a pregnant woman having to do all the driving as I was not allowed for at least six months. It didn’t take long to realize that was a brilliant decision. Because just handling all the appointments in my town was hard enough. Add prenatal appointments in? We spent June until now in hospitals. I started judging the soaps and paper towels that each office had. Seriously. So. Many.

My vision took a hit from the surgery, so watching TV had to be done with me sitting up close. This was the first game I got to watch. That series against the Reds that they played just terrible in. Maybe the best part was I couldn’t see that well. Made it more bearable, I guess. But being able to watch a game put me at a little bit of peace.